How to spend this day — Easter. “Luxuriate,” the stylish, extravagant and pleasure-loving Diana Vreeland would advise. I dare say, Mademoiselle Vreeland, in her very distinctive voice would have ooh’d and aah’d over the monogrammed eggs, delicately braided in a ribbon of black, cradled in a lace-trimmed cloud of white. It’s all about the presentation, after all.
In honor of this day and this incomparable icon who is as enduring as her wisdom, a few choice excerpts from her infamous “Why Don’t You” column for Harper’s Bazaar.
Fellow blogger and friend, Little Augury, is adamant on the topic of D.V., urging those of us with taste, elan and a touch of audacity of our own, to feature her throughout 2010. From one aesthete to another, I feel compelled to comply.
“Why Don’t You . . .
tie black tulle bows on your wrists?
have a yellow satin bed entirely quilted in butterflies?
remember how delicious champagne cocktails are after tennis or golf? Indifferent champagne can be used for these.
spend the day lounging on your favorite chaise wrapped in your bathrobe (also known as your old ermine coat) that D.V. advises the perfect substitute.
Do note that like the grand lady herself, appropriate living requires a total disregard for practicality. Wisdom for the ages, this aesthete would say.
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